iLEAD: Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership Certification- Tier I and Tier II 

The summer 2022 cohorts are closed for admissions.  Welcome to all new candidates!  The next application window for summer 2023 cohorts will be announced on this website.  Thank you.

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The Metro RESA iLEAD program is a PSC approved Alternative Educational Leadership Certification and Preparation program for school and system leaders. Systems recommend potential candidates who are working in a leadership position for at least half a day every day. The term leadership position refers to those positions requiring leadership certification as determined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The iLEAD program is a one year job-embedded program providing authentic work in a real time setting. Metro RESA is an approved provider for both Tier I and Tier II certification.  

Tier I Certificationentry level leadership positions that include P-12 school level positions below the principal and system level positions that do not supervise principals. 

Candidates who successfully complete Tier I of the iLEAD program will be recommended for an Educational Leadership Tier I certificate.  Applicants are required to be in a leadership position for at least a half day each day to be admitted into the Tier I program. Full-time teachers cannot be admitted to the Metro RESA Tier I iLEAD program since it is a job-embedded program and requires candidates to complete leadership experiences during the day.

MRESA will host two Tier I summer cohorts.  Each cohort will begin with a week long course on the "Essentials of Effective Leadership, Tier I."  This course is offered in a hybrid model of face to face and virtual.  Changes in the delivery model will be announced if public health concerns continue.  The first cohort will attend Essentials from June 13-17, 2022 from 8:30-4:30.  The next cohort will attend Essentials from June 20-24, 2022 from 8:30-4:30.  Candidates will select their preference of the two cohorts when applying.  Please make sure you can attend all course dates for the cohort you prefer. 

Tier I candidates will also participate in weekly seminars on Wednesday evenings from September through the beginning of May.  Most of these seminars are online from 7:30- 9:00 pm.  Attendance is required. 

For more information and to begin the online application process for Tier I, click HERE

Tier II Certification advanced leadership positions that include P-12 school level principals or the equivalent, superintendents, or other LUA staff who supervise principals.

Candidates who successfully complete Tier II of the iLEAD program will be recommended for an Educational Leadership Tier II certificate.  

MRESA will host one Tier II summer cohort.  The cohort will begin with a three day course on the "Essentials of Effective Leadership, Tier II."  This course is offered in a hybrid model of face to face and virtual.  Any changes to the delivery model will be announced.  The Tier II cohort will attend Essentials from June 27- 29 from 8:30-4:30.  Please make sure you can attend all course dates.

Tier II candidates will also participate in monthly evening seminars from September through the beginning of May.

For more information and to begin the hard copy application process for Tier II, please contact Carmen Havrilla, Program Coordinator, carmen.havrilla@mresa.org or call 770-432-2404 x 267. 

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